Field Hockey Names Devon Seifert Assistant Coach

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's head coach of field hockey, Colleen Fink, has announced the hiring of Devon Seifert as an assistant coach.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Devon Seifert to our close-knit staff," said Fink, who enters her third season at Penn this fall. "Devon has high-level experience and has been coached by some of the best goalkeeping coaches in the country. She is eager to work with our goalkeepers as well as develop in all areas of the game. We have a well-balanced and knowledgeable staff that is working hard through recruitment and player development to help Penn reclaim the Ivy title."

Seifert recently graduated from Old Dominion University, where she was a starting goalkeeper for the Monarchs' field hockey team for two years. ODU won the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship both of those years, and last year the Monarchs went 22-3 overall and advanced to the NCAA Championship semifinal round.

Seifert led the CAA with eight shutouts last year and was a second-team All-CAA selection. She was also an NFHCA Academic Squad recipient and a two-time All-State selection. During her two years as the starter, Seifert was a two-time CAA Player of the Week and earned National Player of the Week once.

Seifert -- who hails from Marmora, N.J. and played her high school field hockey at Ocean City -- graduated from ODU's Honors Program as a Nursing major. She is registered as a Level 1 Coach by USA Field Hockey.